“If you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?” - RuPaul - - - - - - - - - - - “if by a "Liberal" they mean someone who looks ahead and not behind, someone who welcomes new ideas without rigid reactions, someone who cares about the welfare of the people -- their health, their housing, their schools, their jobs, their civil rights, and their civil liberties -- someone who believes we can break through the stalemate and suspicions that grip us in our policies abroad, if that is what they mean by a "Liberal," then I'm proud to say I'm a "Liberal.” - John F. Kennedy - - - - - - - - - - - - “Imagine finding someone you love more than anything in the world, who you would risk your life for but couldn’t marry. And you couldn’t have that special day the way your friends do – you know, wear the ring on your finger and have it mean the same thing as everybody else. Just put yourself in that person’s shoes. It makes me feel sick to my stomach …. When I shared a picture of my tattoo on my Twitter page and said, ‘ALL LOVE is equal,’ a lot of people mocked me – they said, ‘What happened to you? You used to be a Christian girl!’ And I said, ‘Well, if you were a true Christian, you would have your facts straight. Christianity is about love.’ The debate resulted in a lot of threats and hate mail to people who agreed and disagreed with me. At one point I had to say, ‘Dude, everyone lay off.’ Can’t people have friendly debates about sensitive topics without it turning into unnecessary threats?” - Pop star Miley Cyrus on her marriage equality tattoo - - - - - - - - - - -

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Russian Pigeon Karate

The next time you're thinking of joining a martial arts class, think of Russian pigeon fighting.  Yep, an art that's been lost through the ages.

Managing to capture the pigeons in the first place is an art in itself, but that's a whole 'nother lesson. lol.

To Shave or Not To Shave? That Is The 9/11 Question...

When the World Trade towers came down on 9/11, a middle-school teacher from East Wenatchee, Washington made a promise he wouldn't break...
Gary Weddle, a devoted science teacher, vowed that he wouldn't shave until Osama bin Laden was captured or killed, and it's a sure bet he didn't think it would take 9 years to do it.

Four months ago, when a friend of Weddle's called and told him that Osama bin Laden had been killed, he cried for a full five minutes.  He took a razor to his face and shaved off the beard he'd been wanting to get rid of for 9 years. 
"He cut the beard and was shaving the stubble even before President Obama addressed the nation about bin Laden’s demise" - The Daily Astorian.

Poster of the Week - Issue No. 27 - Goals

Continuing alphabetically, I bring you this week's poster, "Goals".

Petie Pizarro Wins First Round of Cover Wars 7

Petie Pizarro's vocal talents outweighed those of Nick Pitera by a mere vote.  In a vote of 8 to 7, Petie will be competing against this week's round 2 winner, and what a challenge he's up against.  As I mentioned in my initial blog, all these artists are truly amazing, so if you want Petie to win in the finals you'll need to vote.

The second round begins today (9/11/11), and consists of another six covers to Lady Gaga's  "Edge of Glory." You will have 7 days to vote on this round which will end on 9/17/11.  The top two finalists from the previous week and this week will compete in a final competition which will take place from September 18-24, 2011.

Cover Wars 6 Winner Abraham Lim
The winner will be declared the following day, September 25, 2011. On this day I will personally email the winner their Cover Wars Gold Record.  It's not an actual vinyl record, but a recognition award congratulating them for their amazing talent and their win; So your vote is really important.

Meet Group 2 of the Cover Wars 7 contestants, a group of talented artists I chose to start the second round of this month's Cover War! 
Top left to right: Eli Lieb, Jake Coco & Alexandra Amor, Jimmy Wong;
Bottom left to right: Teo & Nick, Fynn Farrell, Walk off The Earth ft. Roomie
To vote, simply leave me a comment indicating which artist you think deserves the win for the second round of the competition.

To listen to Petie Pizarro's cover of Edge of Glory, or wish to purchase his song on iTunes, check him out after the jump...
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- Blade 7184 aka Peter